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Chloe (2009)

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Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Anne Fontaine (motion picture "Nathalie")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Catherine Stewart
Liam Neeson ... David Stewart
Amanda Seyfried ... Chloe
Max Thieriot ... Michael Stewart
R.H. Thomson ... Frank
Nina Dobrev ... Anna
Mishu Vellani ... Receptionist
Julie Khaner ... Bimsy
Laura de Carteret ... Alicia (as Laura De Carteret)
Natalie Lisinska ... Eliza
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Trina (as Tiffany Knight)
Meghan Heffern ... Miranda
Tamsen McDonough ... Waitress
Kathryn Kriitmaa ... Waitress 2
Arlene Duncan ... Party Guest
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Storyline

Catherine and David, she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have the perfect life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine's long simmering suspicions rise to the surface. Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself 'directing' Chloe's encounters with David, and Chloe's end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply.

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Intriguing, darkly erotic! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is a remake of french movie Nathalie, 2003. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is talking to Anna via video-conferencing during their break-up, he minimizes the video-chat when he notices his mother (Catherine) peeking in to see what is going on, except when the camera angles change and he is shown running to close the door, the video-chat window is still shown on the computer screen. See more »

Quotes

Chloe: [First lines] I guess I've always been good with words.
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Crazy Credits

Daniel Pellerin (with thanks for 25 years of great work, from Atom) See more »


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Sonata no. 21 in C major, op. 53 (Waldstein)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Eve Egoyan
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Solid erotic thriller even if predictable
23 May 2010 | by imdbblSee all my reviews

When David (Liam Neeson) misses his flight home from New York and, as a result, the surprise party his wife Catherine (Julianne Moore) has planned for him, Catherine is forced to swallow her disappointment and any suspicions and return to the waiting guests. Reading a text message sent to David's phone the following morning from one of his female students, Catherine's fear grows. More suspicious than ever that David is having an affair, Catherine seeks out Chloe (Amanda Seyfried), an escort, hiring her to test David's fidelity.

Chloe is a very solid thriller. Extremely engaging and incredibly entertaining, this story is ultimately about human nature and instincts. The film really grabs your attention and visually, it's quite a feat. The minimalistic sets and the way it was shot give this film a really modern and slick look. I feel like I should warn that there's quite a bit of nudity and somewhat graphic scenes but nothing outrageous or out of place.

Moore was absolutely terrific, she has proved her value already but here she delivers possibly one of the best performances of her career. Seyfried was quite a surprise. Her performance was subtle but very efficient and she seems a very promising young actress. Liam Neeson was not nearly as good as he usually is but it's understandable considering his wife died during the shooting of the film.

As I said, Chloe is a very solid and well done film. Unfortunately it has one major flaw, the predictably of the plot. I saw the twist coming from a mile way and I think any avid movie-goer will too. Still, it was a great watch, very entertaining and extremely well acted. Worth seeing.

7/10


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Country:

USA | Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$900,688, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$3,075,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,657,649
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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